Weekend Project


I put together a new bike this weekend.

I still have some cable-routing problems to solve, and some fine-tuning to do, but I think this will be a pretty nice bike.

9 thoughts on “Weekend Project

  1. Yep, it’s an XL-FDD up front and an XL-RD5(W) in the back.

    I’ll probably post a build list at some point, just I have it writen down someplace.

  2. It’s a Brooks B.190. I got mine from Wallingford.

    It’s extremely comfortable. You definitely float over the potholes and bumps and whatnot. The extra fat tires help give some added cush, too.

    The saddle is heavy. I think it weighs 4 pounds by itself, but this bike is obviously not built for speed 🙂

  3. Chuck

    Nice looking bike! Just checked out your blog; I love it! I couldn’t find any contact info. I was curious if you accept any ads or sponsorships at all on your blog. My name is Chuck, and I represent Biking.com. We would love to sponsor your great blog. Please let me know if you have anything available.


  4. isaac

    I have a question for you on your XL-RD5(W). I am rebuilding a single speed Ice cream Trike and wanted a multi speed replacement hub. All 3 wheels are 26 inch tires and it only has a coaster brake. You think this 5 speed SA with drum brake would improve the performance?


  5. Issac,
    How much does your ice cream trike weigh? I’ve never used a coaster brake before, but I think the 90mm drums work pretty well, actually.

    It looks like WorkCycles specs internal hub gears on their vending trikes, so it would probably work.

    I’m not sure how useful the higher gears would be, though, unless you want to go really fast.

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